Most do it now to look cool. It use to be fairly common on racebikes back in the 80s and 90s and I believe it was done to soak up any leakage but I'm not positive on that reason but I do know there was a practical reason back then. Now it's just a poser thing.
Just because a bike is pink doesn't mean the rider or bike is gay! My bike is case and point lol I've seen the sweat bands once or twice as well, but on harleys and import cruisers. I thought it was to catch leakage as well. I haven't seen it on any SB's though, I'll have to keep an eye out.
It was done on race bikes to ensure spillage would not contact anything it could damage. I know the brake fluid in my zx will not harm paint. I think it's just DOT3 thats the paint killer. Could be wrong but I do know that not all break fluid will eat paint.
It would work, but you don't get the added benifit of the can being designed to preserve the natural protien within the standard "baked bean". If your willing to settle for a loss of 15% of your breaking power just because you don't like beans, then by all means go at it.
You could also try a Spam can. The preservative properties that they display does wonders for DOT 3 and DOT 4 brake fluid. Do not use a Spam can with DOT 5 fluid, the results have proven explosive in some situations.
Modern sportbikes put out about 100-110 hp. They accelerate and go really fast. Remember back in highschool PE when you had to run the mile? The faster you tried to run it, the sweatier you would be in the end. Try running the mile at 160mph, accelerating from 0-60 in 2 seconds. You'd be pouring sweat! So the riders are just being considerate to their sportbikes and provide them with something to soak up the sweat. It also lets other people know that they push their bikes really hard.
Well that worries me abit. I'm conserned how all this data is going to be used. Of course many others will argue against the existance of the system itself.
Luckily for some of us, the expance of putting something like that in the states will keep it from happening for quiet some time.
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Full face helmets provide the best protection. And with the right paint scheme, the look sharp too.
However it depends on what kind of bike he's planning to get. If he's getting a sport bike, then the full face will look okay. If he's getting a cruiser, the full face looks a bit out of place...
can anybody identify this bike from this picture? this was not in the United States I believe, idk if that helps.
I'm looking to buy me a bike, and I really like how everything is setup n I would like to see the rest lol. aside from growing up racing Motocross I've only owned an R1...
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